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Bengals News (5/22): Joe Mixon looks like a decent option in fantasy football this year

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Joe Mixon may not be as good of an option in fantasy next year as fans are anticipating.

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NFL offseason agendas - Barnwell's to-do lists for all 16 AFC teams
No NFL team manages to fill all of its holes during the offseason. Each has a weak point or two that gets revealed by injuries or disappointing play over the course of a season. Even the most successful offseasons of 2018 prove that point. The Bears surrounded Mitchell Trubisky with talent, acquired a dominant pass-rusher in Khalil Mack and won the NFC North, only to see the kicker who signed a four-year extension sputter out and collapse at the worst possible moment. The Colts needed to turn to midseason acquisition Dontrelle Inman when their wideouts were struggling to stay healthy.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Just Like Starting Over
With organized team activities officially underway, Bengals broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham give their observations in the latest Bengals Booth Podcast.

Should Bengals extend William Jackson before Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey?
The Bengals didn’t hesitate to pick up Jackson’s fifth-year option — but it might be best if the franchise thought about extending their budding star corner early.

Cincinnati Bengals: Players excited about fast-paced offense
The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver won’t be going through OTAs this spring as a precautionary measure while he returns from toe surgery that ended his 2018 season early.

Fantasy Football: 2019 outlook for Bengals running back Joe Mixon
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon had a very disappointing season in 2017, averaging just 3.5 yards per carry and barely resembling the player at the University of Oklahoma that was a made a second-round draft pick.

Jonah Williams gets first look at left tackle with Bengals
When the Cincinnati Bengals lined up for their first 11-on-11 drill of their offseason program on Monday, rookie Jonah Williams stepped in at left offensive tackle and Cordy Glenn, a seven-year NFL veteran who manned that position for the team last season, went to left guard.

Cincinnati Bengals Taste of the NFL is June 12
Join the Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank in tackling hunger. Bengals center Billy Price and defensive lineman Sam Hubbard along with Dan Wright, Forty Thieves and Holiday Spirits will host the 17th Annual Taste of the NFL presented by TriHealth on Wednesday, June 12. The annual Freestore Foodbank benefit will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the West Club Lounge at Paul Brown Stadium.

Notebook: Vigil-ant Defense Steps Out; Judging The Rush Up Front
The Bengals linebackers were talking about it the other day. No Vontaze Burfict. No Vincent Rey. The only guy with more than five years and 50 games in the league is middle man Preston Brown. So Nick Vigil knows his time has come.

Photos: 2019 OTAs Day Two
View the top images from Tuesday's Organized Team Activities as the Bengals get back to work.

Around the league

Bobby Wagner wants to be the highest-paid LB in NFL
C.J. Mosely's new contract with the New York Jets blew the linebacker market out of the water. Seattle Seahawks star LB Bobby Wagner wants to beat that pact with his next deal.

Mariota on approach to contract season: 'Let it ride'
Questions about the quarterback's future have swirled all offseason as he begins the fifth year of his rookie deal. The 25-year-old has yet to play a full 16-game slate in his first four seasons. Mariota reiterated his stance from March, that he's focused more on his health this offseason than a new contract.

Bill O'Brien trusts Clowney is training hard on his own
With contract talks reportedly heading nowhere at the moment, it's likely the Texans won't see their former first-round pick for a while, perhaps not until the eve of the regular season. In the interim, coach Bill O'Brien has faith that Clowney is getting himself prepared for the season.

Aaron Rodgers plans to learn LaFleur's system quickly
Rodgers noted that it took him three years to learn Mike McCarthy's offense when he entered the NFL. Now a veteran, the 35-year-old signal-caller believes he can learn LaFleur's scheme in three months. After not playing much in the preseason the past several seasons, Rodgers noted he'll probably see more reps this summer to enhance his comfort in the offense.

David Tepper details plans for Panthers' new facility
The South Carolina Senate agreed two weeks ago to provide around $115 million in tax breaks to the Panthers to move their practice fields and headquarters out of North Carolina. The state General Assembly officially passed an amended bill on Monday. South Carolina governor Henry McMaster has yet to sign the bill, but that move is considered a formality.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz practices without limitations
Wentz worked out Tuesday on the first day of organized team activities without limitations. And as further proof on his health, Wentz elected to shed a protective knee brace that he wore last season after suffering a torn ACL in 2017.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz practices without limitations
Wentz worked out Tuesday on the first day of organized team activities without limitations. And as further proof on his health, Wentz elected to shed a protective knee brace that he wore last season after suffering a torn ACL in 2017.